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'Jersey Shore' Italy Trip --

Italian Group FURIOUS!

1/25/2011 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The "Jersey Shore" road trip to Italy will only serve to make the locals look like "buffoons and bimbos" ... this according to a very pissed off Italian-American organization.

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TMZ spoke to a rep for UNICO -- a massive Italian American interest group -- who tells us they're furious with MTV's decision to shoot Season 4 in the old country ... saying, "People used to go to the circus to see the freak show – that is what this will be."

The rep adds, "It will not only hurt Italians but all Americans … their outrageous, reprehensible behavior will make us look like buffoons and bimbos."

As TMZ first reported, UNICO was the first group to call for a boycott of the show -- claiming it's a "denigration" of Italian Americans.

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91.

Tony    

Bull. They are not all Italians anyway. Snooki is from Chile, J-Woww is Irish and Ronnie is Puerto Rican.

Italians need to stop this crap about being made to look bad. These Italian-American groups did the same thing back when the Sopranos came on.

Well, guess what folks - - hate to tell you, but even though the overwhelming majority of Italian Americans (like me) are not gangsters or guido-types, they do exist. And they're the entertaining ones !!

1277 days ago
92.

Hawkeye    

First of all, not all of the cast is Italian-American. But it any case, this will make ALL Americans look like fools in Italy. And Italians (most Europeans, in fact) do not have a lot of patience with stupid, vulgar people, no matter what country they're from. And this bunch is about as stupid and vulgar as you can get.

1277 days ago
93.

jim    

Who gives a ****. I think the show is great. Its entertaining and they act no different than any other early 20's kids

1277 days ago
94.

Bee    

Im sure it would be much better if we sent some real respected Italians, like the Mafia or Stallone....get over yourselfs.

1277 days ago
95.

scottdd    

True.

1277 days ago
96.

derp    

snooki is chilean descent not middle eastern Ronnie is half puerto rican and italian Jwow is Spain/Irish

1277 days ago
97.

lol    

isn't the President of Italy currently in trouble for having sex with underage girls or something maybe he can invite Snookie and them for a party

1277 days ago
98.

The Truth Hurts    

OK, so Berlusconi's in a prostitution probe and we're the idiots? I don't think so.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110114/ap_on_re_eu/eu_italy_berlusconi

1277 days ago
99.

Suckit    

They've already made Italians and Americans look like buffoons. This is just the next stage...

1277 days ago
100.

inverse137    

@ocgirl, americans in general do a pretty good job of making themselves look stupid.

1277 days ago
101.

Jim    

Is all of the northeast like these people? If so, I think I'm just going to stay home because they be some freaky dude and dudets.

1277 days ago
102.

squeakermama    

I see sawed off orange people, do you?

1277 days ago
103.

Itoldu    

With "Skins" getting all the press now,they'd better move fast.
Tick,tick,tick........

1277 days ago
104.

Jackie    

European Italians are hot and most are well dressed and mannered. Rarely too see trash ugly "Italians" like these.

1277 days ago
105.

Sonja    

LOL, I love how others think the Jersey Shore kids are going to make 'them' look bad! So does Paris make all blonds rich? ... are all brunettes with brown hair and eyes sluts now because of Kim Kardashian? Odd that such a big powerful group of Italians is so threatened by these kids but they are totally cool with the usual mob stereotypes?

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